Campitos Turquoise (Mexico)

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Campitos Turquoise (Mexico)

Mineral: Turquoise var. Campitos with Pyrite

Origin: Campitos Mountain outside of Cananea, Sonora, Mexico.

Color: Bright Blue

Treatment: Stabilized

Approximate Dimensions: 3.3cm x 3.4cm x 2.1cm

Weight: 28g


10% of this purchase will be donated to ProNatura (Mexico)


Turquoise is one of the world’s most ancient gems. Archaeological excavations revealed that the rulers of ancient Egypt adorned themselves with turquoise jewelry, and Chinese artisans were carving it more than 3,000 years ago. Turquoise is the national gem of Tibet, and has long been considered a stone that guarantees health, good fortune, and protection from evil.

The gem’s name comes from the French expression pierre tourques, or “Turkish stone.” The name, which originated in the thirteenth century, reflects the fact that the material probably first arrived in Europe from Turkish sources.

Turquoise was a ceremonial gem and a medium of exchange for Native American tribes in the southwestern US. They also used it in their jewelry and amulets. The Apaches believed that turquoise attached to a bow or firearm increased a hunter’s or warrior’s accuracy.


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